Canadian Pacific Airlines inaugural flight Vancouver - San Francisco was January 30, 1967.

Fairchild Air Transport, Quebec 1926.

tmb cpa elliot fairchild timetableTimetable for Elliot-Fairchild Air Service. Last day of flight April 17, 1926 from Red Lake to Rolling Portage.

Elliot Air Service, 1928 was persuaded to enter into a partnership with Fairchild Airplane Manufacturing to serve Rouyn mining area vacated by Northern Air Service.

The merger did not survive. In 1927 the company was renamed Fairchild Aviation, Quebec.


Ontario Central Airlines by Ed Zaruk 

tmb ontario central airines bookThe Kenora Years traces that famous airline’s history starting when Rex Kiteley and Gordy Hollinsworth purchased two planes and the bases at Red Lake and Kenora from Grant McConachie.

For over two decades OCA serviced miners, commercial fishermen, Native communities and fly-in fishing lodges in Northwestern Ontario. The late and highly regarded Don Watson, President of the once famed Pacific Western Airlines cut his teeth with OCA as did many pilots now retired from the majors who will be forgiven an eager desire to read of these good old days in Canadian Aviation when planes were made of wood and men of steel. Priced at CDN $51.00 includes shipping in Canada.

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